Between a rock and a hard place


Din Din Time….
November 19, 2007, 1:17 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

I am on a soup binge lately and I’m on a mission to make a Lentil soup. Mainly because I have for some unknown reason a ton of lentils in my closet. Soup makes me think of warmth and winter. And since its like winter both outside and inside my apartment (Thank you IBEC)

Moroccan Lentil Soup

NGREDIENTS
2 onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
6 cups water
1 cup red lentils
1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
1 (19 ounce) can cannellini beans
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup diced carrots
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon olive oil

DIRECTIONS
In large pot saute; the onions, garlic, and ginger in a little olive oil for about 5 minutes.
Add the water, lentils, chick peas, white kidney beans, diced tomatoes, carrots, celery, garam masala, cardamom, cayenne pepper and cumin. Bring to a boil for a few minutes then simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or longer, until the lentils are soft.
Puree half the soup in a food processor or blender. Return the pureed soup to the pot, stir and enjoy!

I’ll let you know how it goes

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